Gaining the "Developer" Role on the Issue Tracker
When you have consistently shown the ability to properly :ref:`help triage issues <helptriage>` without guidance, you may request that you be given the "Developer" role on the issue tracker. You can make the request of any person who already has the Developer role. If they decide you are ready to gain the extra privileges on the tracker they will then act as a mentor to you until you are ready to do things entirely on your own. There is no set rule as to how many issues you need to have helped with before or how long you have been participating. The key requirements are that you show the desire to help, you are able to work well with others (especially those already with the Developer role), and that have a firm grasp of how to do things on the issue tracker properly on your own.
Gaining the Developer role will allow you to set any value on any issue in the tracker, releasing you from the burden of having to ask others to set values on an issue for you in order to properly triage something. This will not only help speed up and simplify your work in helping out, but also help lessen the workload for everyone by gaining your help.